Saturday, March 23, 2019



What is it
that we can say is
This has been 
science's quest over
the centuries:
to locate the illusive

Atoms in ancient times
seemed irreducible 
followed eventually by
You know these names..
Names of matter 
tinier and tinier..

And the end 
is not in sight for
searching in matter
for that which is

It appears 
we await a new day.. 
Perhaps soon 
for recognition
that our focus
need be reversed:
inside not outside
is a non-location
infinite and


Joan Tollefson

Everything is a choiceless movement of an ungraspable, inconceivable and indivisible presence. There is space Here-Now for everything to be exactly as it is, and it is never the same way for more than an instant. Human beings with our complex brains have a habit of overlooking our actual present experiencing in favor of a conceptual story that we have learned—we overlook the territory itself, which is alive, and try to live in an (inaccurate and misleading) map.
By giving open attention to our actual direct experiencing, by looking and listening rather than always try to think our way to clarity, by feeling into this spacious awaring presence that we are, we can discover that we are like moving waves in the Ocean—each of us is a momentary, ever-changing, fluid movement of the whole Ocean. We are not actually separate from the other waves, and we are never anything but the Ocean. We cannot go off in a direction other than the one in which the Ocean is moving, and when we “die,” we subside back into the Ocean that we never actually left.
The Ocean includes big waves and small ones, stormy seas and placid ones—but it is one, whole, undivided happening without borders or seams. Only when we identify exclusively as the wave do we worry that we are “too small” or “too big” or worry about what will happen to “me” when “I” die, as if a waving movement has ever been any solid, persisting “thing” to begin with, or as if it has ever been apart from the Ocean.
The true “I” to which we all refer prior to name and form is the Ocean. And we don’t have to stop being a wave to realize that we are the Ocean. The Ocean loves waving. To paraphrase Rumi, “You are not a wave in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a wave.” So wave on in whatever way you are being expressed, which you cannot help doing. And do not fear returning (at the moment of death) to the place you have never left.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Whatever It takes

Whatever it takes

Sometimes called a
 hidden diamond or pearl..
Meaning a recognition 
seemingly hidden..of
the identity of each of us 
which bears the 
fruit of real happiness..

The recognition happens
in any time or place
but the odds are improved
with a gardener's nurturing
or a teacher's mention of
the joy of the return
..whatever it takes..

Facing now toward
the morning sun...

See:  Luke 13: 1-9

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Search

The Search

We all know
what it is to search..
For what do we search..?
Apparently for many things
yet these things disguise that
which is the real object
for which we are searching:
which end our
desire to search...!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The "I Am" Portal

The "I Am" Portal

a portal of experience
as a patch of blue
breaking the clouds..
a clearing to reveal
the infinite Am
in I Am...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Fox and Hen

Fox and Hen

thoughts these are
of fox and hen..
predator and protector..
these are images of
our inner separation
the suffering we endure
as we identify with
 these old beliefs..

we suffer as we search
for a restoration which
we know is near..
the fox and hen
wait to be relieved
as the agents of
our long delusion..
which is promised
with the recognition
of a new identity
bathed in grace...

See..Luke 13:  31-35